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Retrofit to query Gerrit

In this tutorial, we are going to look into the use of the Retrofit library to handle the JSON response of changes in the code after querying Gerrit.
It is a free, web-based team code collaboration tool. Software developers in a team can review each other's modifications on their source code using a browser and approve or reject those changes. It is built on top of the Git version control system.

Code in Action

Hence, without further ado, let's get our hands dirty with some code.
  1. Create a maven project with the appropriate archetype.
  2. Add the following dependencies in the parent pom.xml file.
  3. Create the model class for our JSON response
  4. Now, we need to create the REST API exposed via an interface.
  5. To call the API and handle the response, we need to create a controller.
  6. Finally, create the main class to run the application
Thus, when we run the application, parsed JSON output will be shown in the console.

Conclusion

In this post, we looked into the HTTP call using the retrofit library. You can find the complete code on GitHub. I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy Coding!! 😊

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